Legal Worksheet

Legal Worksheet


Legal Concepts Worksheet

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Legal Concepts Worksheet
Concept Application of Concept to the Issue of Downloading Reference to Concept in Reading

The impact of legal sanctions or process of American legal system on the downloading of music and video.
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is an organization that protects the recording industry profits by controlling the illegal downloading of music (RIAA, n.d).

"Legal Sanctions-
The enforcement of the law is vital to the rule of law and a "proper” legal system. Law enforcement officials and the courts use several methods to encourage or to force compliance with the obedience to the law and may be used against a person who has failed to comply with the law”
(Reed, Shedd, Morehead, &Corley, 2004, p. 16).

The criminal and civil consequences of downloading illegal.

be closed down "Criminal cases - are brought by the government on behalf of the people” (Reed, Shedd, Morehead, &Corley, 2004, p. 17).

"Negligence- is the failure to exercise the degree of care the law requires under the circumstances” (Reed, Shedd, Morehead, &Corley, 2004, p. 18).

Trademark Enforcement
On the federal, state, and local level

"Unlike patent and copyright law, Federal trademark law coexists with state and common-law trademark rights. Therefore, registration at either the Federal or state level is not necessary to create or maintain ownership rights in a mark. For example, priority of trademark rights between owners of confusingly similar marks, regardless of whether the marks are Federally registered, is based upon first use of the mark”(Ladas& Parry, 1995). "Trademark law protects the trademark's owner from having the mark used in an unauthorized way. Manufacturing, distributing, selling,
or possessing products (or services) with an unauthorized mark violates the law.
The law establishes both civil and criminal...

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